Our mission is to continuously address, improve, sustain and enhance public safety in the State of Arizona through the coordination, cohesiveness and effectiveness of the Criminal Justice System.
RICO & CJEF
Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO)
In accordance with ARS 13-2314, ACJC is responsible for compiling the statewide RICO report for Arizona. The report summarizes revenue and expenditures of each of the County Attorney RICO accounts as well as the Arizona Attorney General's account and local law enforcement agency activity.
RICO funds are generated by law enforcement activities that result in asset forfeiture proceedings. Once forfeited, proceeds are deposited into the County RICO funds and are expended in accordance with state and federal laws and guidelines.
Criminal Justice Enhancement Fund (CJEF)
In accordance with A.R.S. 41-2401.B on or before November 1st of each year, each department, agency, or office that receives Criminal Justice Enhancement Fund (CJEF) monies must provide the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) a financial activity report for the preceding fiscal year on all expenditures. Likewise, pursuant to ARS 41-2401.C, ACJC is responsible for compiling all reports into a single comprehensive statewide CJEF report for submission to the governor, the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives and the director of the joint legislative budget committee on or before December 1st of each year.
The criminal justice enhancement fund was established consisting of monies collected pursuant to section 12-116.01. CJEF funds are generated by law enforcement activities that result from surcharges levied on a portion of every fine, penalty and forfeiture imposed and collected by the courts in accordance with state and federal laws and guidelines.